The year 2013 was historically kind to the US, with tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, and other weather-related disasters occurring at near-record infrequency. Still, meteorologists say that global temperatures have continued to rise…"It’s only going to get worse," Benjamin Horton, a professor at Rutgers University’s Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, told USA Today. "The rate of sea-level rise could more than triple in the next century. We’re talking about rates we haven’t seen in 6,000 to 7,000 years."
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